Tech ratings change roundup: H-P, Alcatel-Lucent, Micron, VMware


H-P (HPQ +2.9%) has been upgraded to Buy by BofA/Merrill. Shares are again making new 52-week highs.

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -2.5%) has been cut to Equal Weight by Evercore ahead of its Feb. 6 Q4 report.

Micron (MU) has been upgraded to Outperform by JMP. The DRAM/NAND giant received three bullish sell-side calls last Friday, shortly after the company posted a strong FQ1 beat.

VMware (VMW +2.7%) has been upgraded to Buy by Citi ahead of its Jan. 28 Q4 report.

SunPower (SPWR +3.4%) has been started at Overweight by Oppenheimer. Q4 results are due on Feb. 12.

AOL (AOL +4.1%) has been upgraded to Buy by CRT Capital following news it's handing off Patch to a JV.

NetSuite (N +1.1%) has been upgraded to Outperform by FBR.

Gartner (IT +1.6%) has been upgraded to Buy by Goldman.

Emulex (ELX +4.1%) has received a two-notch upgrade to Buy from BofA/Merrill.

Verint (VRNT +3.6%) has been upgraded to Outperform by FBR.

Vipshop (VIPS +3.1%) has been started at Buy by BofA/Merrill.

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